[TRNSYS-users] Where can I find some example to couple the Type56 Multizone and Type101 Fluent?

David BRADLEY d.bradley at tess-inc.com
Tue Nov 26 07:25:32 PST 2013

   I should start by saying that I do not have any direct experience 
with coupling TRNSYS and Fluent. However, in Type56, you can define 
gains in a zone and you can define them as having a radiative component, 
a convective component and a latent component. I would imagine that the 
coupling to which the paper refers is by defining a purely convective 
gain in the zone.
Kind regards,

On 11/25/2013 10:50, Yi Lu wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm doing some research on the coupling of Trnsys(TYPE56 Multizone) 
> and CFD program recently. The most referenced work is the doctoral 
> thesis of Z. Zhai, "Developing an integrated building design tool by 
> coupling building energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics 
> programs," Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003. 
> http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/17617
> And I see there is also a Type101 in TRNSYS for calling Fulent, so I 
> tried to find more information about it, the only thing I found is a 
> paper from Diego A. Arias 
> http://www.ibpsa.us/pub/simbuild2006/papers/SB06_231_237.pdf. In the 
> paper Multizone is unfortunately not involved. I hope I can get more 
> information from you here.
> According to  the work of Zhai,  the convective heat transfer from 
> wall surface to air is the key of the coupling process. My Question 
> is, How can I implement the convective heat flux to TRNSYS?
> Best regards!
> Yi
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